The Friends of Congress Square Park

The park in the heart of downtown Portland, Maine
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Get Involved in Congress Square Placemaking!

Our amazing neighborhood volunteers make it all possible.  YOU can help too! Sign up to volunteer today at


The Friends of Congress Square Park

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The Park at the heart of Portland’s Arts District is now YOUR Park.  

An Urban Oasis for you, your family, and Portland. 

Want to get involved in Placemaking in Congress Square? Join us!

The Friends of Congress Square Park is a volunteer run organization.  Our dedicated volunteers – neighbors just like you – make it all possible.  There are lots of ways for you to get involved in activating this important community gathering place – putting out tables & chairs, greeting at events, placemaking data collection, social media marketing. Become part of this inspiring community effort!

Contact us today to get involved at

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Where is Congress Square?

Located at the crossroads of Congress Street and High Street, Congress Square Park is one of the most visible of Portland, Maine’s parks.

Congress Square Park has long been a hub of outdoor arts activities ever since its inception. As Portland’s only park with a landscaped amphitheater-performance stage and its location directly across from the Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square Park proudly bears the distinction as The Heart of the Arts District.

map of downtown Portland Maine, featuring the heart of the arts district, Congress Square Park

Map from the City of Portland Vision Statement: A Plan for the Arts District.